I go to the coolest festival in town , and come back looking like I’ve been to Thorpe Park . No , not the windswept/dirty/matted hair/sweaty/overdosed on junk food/about to be sick look ( although those do apply ) , but my arm is adorned with 2 fluorescent plastic green and yellow wristbands. I was hoping for the trendy fabric ones , so it looked I’d been to glastonbeniroskildefest.
We got down and dirty with the over 50’s , and quite a few under. Saw Blondie( hasn’t Debbie heard of runproof mascara ? ), Van Morrison, Magic Numbers , Laura Marling ( Rosie loved her – and that’s who she is singing to with the SOC in our kitchen , on her video – so that was way to sad to handle ), ,Seasick Steve, Mumford and Sons, Ray Davies, Bobby Dylan ( I don’t have to state the obvious here – i was dreading he’d sing ‘Blowing in the Wind’ , luckily he didn’t. On the other hand he might have done , but I didn’t recognise it ), and other stuff like the Brass Celt Cuban Band System.
One of the hi lights was a relaxed, sitting in the sunshine ,champagne, BBQ of burgers and haloumi ,breakfast on Saturday morning , outside our ( borrowed )VW camper van with Sarah, Richard, Jacob, Emily , Helen and Becca . I hope Rosie would have been proud of us ( apart from the crying and staring at girls that looked , from the back, like her – therefore crying more , but trying to cover it up).
I still , and will always count the days , 80weeks ago today.